• Copying and submitting the work of a fellow student or allowing your work to be copied • Copying the text from books or journals without referencing the original author • Buying and submitting an assignment from the internet
A TO Z OF USEFUL INFORMATION
You are expected to attend all of your classes and tutorials and to arrive on time. If you are unable to attend College for any reason you must inform your personal tutor before 8.30am. If they are not available, leave a message.
• Plagiarism committed by accident is still plagiarism. For example, unknowingly using someone else’s ideas or not referencing your work properly is still considered to be plagiarism • Plagiarism can be present in any form of work that is submitted for marking. This can include presentations, computer programming, art work or performances as well as written work • Plagiarism is not just the use of someone else’s work or ideas without their permission. Work or ideas that are submitted without proper referencing details will still be regarded as plagiarism, even if you have permission from the original author To avoid plagiarism occurring, make it clear when the ideas or words of someone else have been used in your work. You can do this by properly referencing your work. Always remember to check with your tutor/lecturer and follow their referencing guidelines.
ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY & PERFORMANCE Action will be taken if: • you are absent for unacceptable reasons or without a satisfactory explanation • your attendance shows a pattern of decline • your absences show a pattern e.g. every Monday morning • you regularly arrive late. If your attendance and punctuality give cause for concern you will be required to follow one of these courses of action: 1. You will have a tutorial with your personal tutor where you will set goals and create an action plan to help you attend more regularly and punctually 2. If you still fail to attend properly and be punctual then the College may take disciplinary action through the academic performance procedure. Unexplained absence for four or more weeks may lead to your withdrawal from your course. If you have long-term health or personal problems it is important to keep your tutor informed.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS The College has a Code of Conduct which sets standards of behaviour so that all students know what is expected of them. It is not possible or desirable to lay down an exhaustive set of standards, but detailed below are general principles which, if broken, could result in disciplinary action being taken. Ask at the Student Services help desk if you
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